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    Rouleur Awards 2015: The Shortlist

    We reveal the candidates for this year's Rouleur Awards, recognising the best riders and performances from the 2015 season

    BrakeThrough Media

We are pleased to unveil the 2015 edition of the Rouleur Awards, which recognises the best performers from the past season of professional road racing.

The winners will be chosen from our shortlist by a panel of judges. It comprises some of the most respected former riders in cycling, including Sean Kelly, Stuart O'Grady, David Millar and Erik Dekker.

Each will provide a first choice in each category, as well as a second and third place in case a count back is required. In early November, we will be publishing the winners on We will be celebrating the winners at the Rouleur Classic (November 19-21).

Over the next few weeks, we’ll also be asking for your opinions on the 2015 racing season, with some great prizes available.

Here is the shortlist for this year’s Rouleur Awards:

Rider of the Year: Elite Men
John Degenkolb
Chris Froome
Alexander Kristoff
Peter Sagan
Alejandro Valverde

Rider of the Year: Elite Women
Lizzie Armitstead
Jolien d’Hoore
Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
Elisa Longo Borghini
Anna van der Breggen (below)

Team of the Year
Etixx-Quick Step
Team Sky

Stage Race of the Year
Critérium du Dauphiné
Giro d’Italia
Tour de France
Vuelta a España 

One-Day Race of the Year
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
Tour of Flanders
Tour of Lombardy
World Championship road race (above)

Best Young Rider (U23: born on or after 01/01/1992) 
Julian Alaphilippe
Tiesj Benoot
Caleb Ewan
Louis Meintjes
Adam Yates

Most Attacking Rider
Romain Bardet
Matt Brammeier
Rubén Plaza (above)
Greg Van Avermaet
Giovanni Visconti

Top Banana: Unsung Hero of the Year
Adam Hansen
Vasil Kiryienka
Dani Moreno
Wout Poels
Zdenek Stybar




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